Kylie Jenner breaks Instagram record with baby announcement

Kylie Jenner breaks Instagram record with baby announcement

Kylie Jenner’s baby announcement post on Instagram officially became the most-liked photo on the platform on Wednesday — surpassing the previously record holder, Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement.

Jenner revealed the baby’s name, Stormi, on Instagram in a post Tuesday afternoon with a picture of the newborn. As of noon ET on Wednesday, the post has more than 13.6 million likes. Beyonce’s February 2017 post has 11.2 million likes.

The reality TV and cosmetics entrepreneur had previously announced on Instagram that she had given birth to her first child on Feb. 1. Jenner, a member of the Kardashian clan, is in a relationship with rapper Travis Scott.

Jenner has 103 million followers on Instagram, making her one of the most-followed celebs on the Facebook-owned service.

“My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world,” the 20-year-old wrote in a Feb. 4 post on Instagram and other social networks. “There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned.” Now that her baby has arrived, Jenner has changed her tune in opting to share the news.

“More and more, we’re seeing the world’s most influential public figures turn to Instagram to share their most intimate and personal moments, and in turn, bring Instagram’s global community in on the joy and celebration,” an Instagram rep said in a statement about Jenner’s record-breaking post.

Bruno Mars wants NFL to book hip-hop artists for next Super Bowl

Bruno Mars wants NFL to book hip-hop artists for next Super Bowl

The dust on this year’s super bowl performer controversy hasn’t settled and there’s already talk about who will take the stage in 2019.

Bruno Mars, who performed at halftime in 2014 and 2016, wants the NFL to choose Atlanta-bred rappers for the gig.

“@NFL you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible hip-hop artists from Atlanta next year,” Mars tweeted Monday. “@NFL Outkast. TI. Gucci. Lil Jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. It would be the best party TV has ever seen.”

While Mars, 32, rattled off names, he offered up his services to assemble the show. “I’ll only charge like a billion,” he quipped. “@NFL all jokes aside please lets make that happen.”

While minds are bubbling over with excitement for next year, folks are still discussing Justin Timberlake, who featured Prince in his performance.

The former boy-bander was ready to use a Prince hologram in his show but backed out at the last minute due to backlash from social media.

Nick Foles’ wife and baby girl help celebrate Super Bowl win

Nick Foles’ wife and baby girl help celebrate Super Bowl win

Nick Foles and his adorable family are heading to Disney World.

After leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the 29-year-old quarterback proudly proclaimed he was Florida-bound, while on the field with wife Tori Moore and 7-month-old daughter Lily James.

“I’m going to Disney World,” an elated Foles shouted at the camera.

Selected by the Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Foles spent three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love before being traded to the St. Louis Rams in 2015. As the Rams shifted direction, both at the quarterback position and time zone, he requested a trade to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Foles married fellow University of Arizona alum Moore in 2014.

“She was the first person I actually ever saw at the University of Arizona,” Foles previously told the Press of Atlantic City. “I was going to my [football] physical. I remember walking down the stairs and thinking, ‘Wow, this might be the most gorgeous person I’ve ever seen.’ But when you’re at the University of Arizona, everybody’s always talking about the women there. We didn’t date in college, but we were in the same group of friends and we became really good friends.

“It was one of those things where at some point the good Lord took the shades off both our eyes, and we just started talking and it grew into something that was always there, but we never knew it. It’s crazy. I couldn’t be more happy,” he gushed.

Foles and Moore’s road to a happily ever after wasn’t without speed bumps. A year before their wedding, Moore, also a college athlete, was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which can result in feelings of lightheadedness. She was hospitalized for a month, and Foles ultimately proposed at the Mayo Clinic.

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Amid Moore’s ongoing health struggles, which also included Lyme disease, their lives shifted for the better in 2017. After re-signing with Philadelphia in March, Foles and Moore welcomed their first child, Lily James, together three months later.

“When I think about this journey and everything, I get home … and I get to see her. I get to see my wife,” Foles told reporters ahead of Super Bowl LII. “I see her and my wife, just in her face and in her mannerisms, that’s what it’s about. I know that every time I step on the field, every single thing I do, there’s going to be some days she looks and wants to know who her daddy was and what he did.”

As the Eagles’ backup quarterback, Foles rose to the occasion in December after second-year starter Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. As Foles helped the Eagles soar to the Super Bowl, Wentz became one of his biggest cheerleaders.

“So excited to see him & this team go out and compete tonight. Been through it all this year as a team, & yet, here we are! WE ALL WE GOT. WE ALL WE NEED. God’s writing an unbelievable story and he’s getting all the glory! #AO1 #flyeaglesfly,” Wentz tweetedSunday.

Named Super Bowl MVP for the first time in his career, Foles and his family will likely take some time to soak in the moment before contemplating the future. With Wentz expected to return as the Eagles starter next season, Foles is still under contract for another year in Philadelphia.

“You never really know what it’s going to be like when you’re going into a Super Bowl,’’ Foles said. “I felt good. I felt calm. The big thing that helped me was knowing I didn’t have to be Superman.”

To the city of Philadelphia, however, he is.

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Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Dennis Edwards, who joined the top Motown act the Temptations to take lead vocals on some of the group’s most memorable latter-day hits such as “Just My Imagination,” died Friday in Chicago of undisclosed causes. He was 74.

In 1968, Edwards stepped in to replace founding lead singer David Ruffin in “the Temps.” While Ruffin had specialized largely in smoother romantic balladry, the gospel-trained Edwards sported a grittier style, and he left a distinctive mark on the unit’s work as both lead vocalist and in the ensemble harmonies.

His arrival in the Temptations coincided with the increasingly expansive and experimental “psychedelic soul” productions helmed by Norman Whitfield, who also co-wrote many of their biggest chart hits, many of which featured pointed social or political content.

With Edwards, the retooled quintet struck gold with 1968’s “Cloud Nine” (No. 6 pop, No. 2 R&B). That stylistic breakthrough was followed by such other dynamic Whitfield-produced numbers as 1969’s “Runaway Child, Running Wild” (No. 6 pop, No. 1 R&B) and “I Can’t Get Next to You” (No. 1 pop and R&B), 1970’s “Psychedelic Shack” (No. 7 pop, No. 2 R&B) and “Ball of Confusion” (No. 3 pop, No. 2 R&B), 1971’s “Just My Imagination” (No. 1 pop and R&B) and 1972’s “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”

Edwards essayed a solo career, and his 1984 Motown single “Don’t Look Any Further,” a duet with Siedah Garrett, reached No. 2 on the R&B charts in 1984. But he remained best known as a member of the Temptations; after a split with the act in 1977, he returned for a short second tour of duty in 1987.

After a wrangle with founding member Otis Williams, he toured during the ‘90s under the rubric the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.

In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Temptations.

Edwards was born Feb. 3, 1943 in Fairfield, Ala. His father was a minister, and he grew up singing in the church. He moved with his family to Detroit in the early ‘50s.

As a teen, Edwards sang gospel, but, like Sam Cooke and many other prominent gospel performers, he turned to rhythm & blues. He briefly led his own group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs.

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Aretha Franklin sings with Dennis Edwards in 2011AP

In 1966, after a stint in the military, he joined Motown on retainer in a utility role, and worked briefly with the Contours.

David Ruffin’s escalating drug problems and egomania created tension within the Temptations, and in 1968 Williams and Eddie Kendricks brought Edwards into the act, while Ruffin exited for a solo career.

Edwards’ presence toughened the group’s vocal sound, and his presence helped loft Whitfield’s ingenious, densely produced records – which reflected the influence of Sly & the Family Stone and other rock-leaning soul acts of the day – to the pinnacle of both the pop and R&B charts.

His years of prominence with the group coincided with the Temps’ biggest pop albums: “Cloud Nine” (No. 4, 1969), “Puzzle People” (No. 5, 1969), “Psychedelic Shack” (No. 9, 1970), “All Directions” (No. 2, 1972) and “Masterpiece” (No. 7, 1973). All of those titles hit No. 1 on the R&B albums charts.

Increasingly poor inter-group relations led Williams to fire Edwards, but, after a decade of solo work, he returned to the unit in 1987 after his replacement Ali Woodson’s departure. A second termination came within a year. Edwards’ plans to record with former Temps members Ruffin and Kendricks crashed after Ruffin’s death from a drug overdose in 1991.

Edwards is survived by a daughter from his brief marriage to Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters.

Steph and Ayesha Curry expecting third child

Steph and Ayesha Curry expecting third child

Steph and Ayesha Curry‘s starting lineup will soon be complete.

On Friday, the couple of six years confirmed they are expecting their third child together.

“Heyyyy how did this happen?!🤷🏽‍♀️. Curry party of 5. Feeling very blessed… and very sick. Yippie! #curryfor3,” Ayesha, 28, revealed on Instagram.

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As Steph, 29, and the Golden State Warriors chase another NBA championship, he’ll soon have another pint-size cheerleader on the sideline. The point guard and Ayesha are already proud parents to daughters Riley, 5, and Ryan, 2.

Ayesha previously shared Steph’s desire to expand their family back in 2016.

“[Steph] would have three more kids right now if he could,” Ayesha told Parents magazine at the time.

The “Seasoned Life” cookbook author also gushed about doting dad Steph.

“The thing I love about him is that he’s not too cool for school. He’ll get down on the floor and play with the girls. He’ll put on dress-up clothes if he has to, and he’s very patient, which is something I’m not. We balance each other out,” she said.

Where the stars are partying for Super Bowl weekend

Where the stars are partying for Super Bowl weekend

Justin Timberlake will play the Super Bowl’s halftime extravaganza on Sunday — but an endless array of starry parties leading up to the game is making for some cutthroat social competition off the field.

On Friday, hot rapper Cardi B will play a show at Minneapolis nightclub Myth with Future — while at the same time her fiancé, Offset, and his group Migos headlines the annual Rolling Stone Live blowout with 21 Savage and T-Pain.

Also on Friday, Flo Rida will play the venerable Leather & Laces party hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, and Jamie Foxx will appear at a Foxx & Friends dinner with DJ Diesel — aka Shaquille O’Neal — as part of the h.wood Group’s Big Game Experience. The “experience” also includes two more events on Friday: The worthy “Inside the Game: Insider Hall of Fame” luncheon plus a nighttime Bootsy Bellows Big Game Pop Up, where 21 Savage will also perform.

Busy Foxx and O’Neal will team up again later in the night at TAO Group and Barstool Sports’ VIP bash where Kaskade, RL Grime and DJ Vice will also take over the turntables.

On Saturday, Cardi B’s back to play Maxim’s annual celebration with Post Malone and masked DJ Marshmello.

Snoop Dogg — who else? — will headline Playboy’s annual pigskin bacchanal on Saturday. Snoop’s also debuting a new Nextflix project, “Coach Snoop,” while in town.

Also on Saturday, hot duo the Chainsmokers will play one of the most exclusive parties of the weekend — Michael Rubin’s Fanatics event. Expected guests include Odell Beckham Jr., Robert Kraft, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, CC Sabathia and Todd Gurley. J-Rod’s also expected to stop by a Tru Fusion hot yoga pop-up at the Wheels Up Super Saturday Tailgate Party. And Lopez will then go on to headline Nomadic Live! and DirecTV Now’s Super Saturday Night concert, where we assume A-Rod will be cheering her on.

Meantime, legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg is hosting no less than three big events this year — including his 31st Super Bowl Party with Chris Cabott. And the top TAO team has partnered on Saturday night with Palms Casino Resort to put on a Bowl bash with DJ sets by Nick Cannon, Afrojack, Mix Master Mike and G-Eazy.

On Sunday, Nomadic Live’s Players Ball after the game will feature acts including hard-working Cardi B (again!), Diddy, DJ Khaled, French Montana and Busta Rhymes.

And if that’s not enough, also playing concerts over the weekend will be Pink, Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Gucci Mane, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson.